Friday, March 6th, 2015

Michele Bachmann's file

Bachmann

Republican from Minnesota

Michele Bachmann, first elected to the U.S. Congress in 2006, represents the 6th Congressional District of Minnesota. She was reelected in 2008. Previously, she served in the Minnesota State Senate. Prior to that, she spent five years as a federal tax litigation attorney. Bachmann and her husband, Marcus, who have five children and have opened their home to 23 foster children, live in Stillwater, Minn., and own a mental health care practice.

Bachmann's statements by ruling

Click on the ruling to see all of Bachmann's statements for that ruling.

  • True5 (%)(5)
  • Mostly True4 (%)(4)
  • Half True6 (%)(6)
  • Mostly False8 (%)(8)
  • False21 (%)(21)
  • Pants on Fire16 (%)(16)

Michele Bachmann's website

Recent statements involving Michele Bachmann

Recent stories featuring Michele Bachmann

Beyond the Truth-O-Meter

Reviewing articles we did in 2014 without the Truth-O-Meter that provided a different sort of clarity and analysis.

Michele Bachmann didn't say Bible written in English

Michele Bachmann, who's leaving Congress, has some Pants on Fires to her name.

 

But readers this year flocked to our story on a Pants on Fire claim about Bachmann supposedly saying the Bible was originated in English (not so).

 

We continue our countdown of the top 10 most-read PolitiFact Texas stories of 2014.

Getting the facts straight about the Founding Fathers

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Obama, Dewhurst and a climate change musical figured into readers’ favorite April fact checks

What do Barack Obama, David Dewhurst and a climate change musical have in common?

Readers flocked to fact checks about them in April. We highlight the Texas top 10.

Fact-checking voting laws: a year-end report

Amid a nationwide battle about voter access, PolitiFact researched claims about noncitizen voters, restoration of ex-felons’ rights and voter laws nationwide.